Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was conferred the 2023 John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (also known as Tyler Prize) * in April 2023. This prize is shared with his colleague, Dr. Daniel Pauly, professor at UBC. Dr. Sumaila is an active member of Hokkaido University as a Hokkaido University Ambassador, a position which he assumed in 2018.
As a researcher, Dr. Sumaila pioneered the research in the core tenets of ocean and fisheries economics through interdisciplinary approaches for sustainable marine resources. His initiatives in fisheries economics aim for long-term societal, global-based values; including the contributions to employment and food security.
As a Hokkaido University Ambassador, Dr. Sumaila has been involved in knowledge and resource exchanges between Hokkaido University and the University of British Columbia as part of the Nitobe College.
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* John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (Tyler Prize)
The Tyler Prize is an annual award for environmental science, environmental health, and energy. This award was established in 1973 as the world’s first international environmental award, and now in its 50th year.